Investigating Human Disease Using Stem Cell Models|
Although proof of principle for the use of adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells in disease modelling has been established, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have demonstrated the greatest utility for modelling human diseases. Furthermore, combining gene editing with iPSCs enables the generation of models of genetically complex disorders. [Nat Rev Genet] Abstract
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Three Win Inaugural Blavatnik Prizes|
Adam Cohen is one of three researchers to win the inaugural Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, which seek to recognize America’s “most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers” under the age of 43. [ScienceInsider] Editorial
Scripps President Resigns after Faculty Revolt
The president of the Scripps Research Institute intends to leave his post, according to a statement from Richard Gephardt, the chair of the institute’s board of trustees. [Nature News] Editorial